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  • Owls' season ends in playoff loss to Pe Ell

    Feb 17, 2022

    The Mary M. Knight boys basketball team’s season came to an end in Matlock on Feb. 10, falling to Pe Ell 56-38 in the District 4 1B boys basketball tournament. The Owls trailed 22-16 at halftime, but the Trojans came out hot from behind the three-point line in the third quarter and pulled away for the victory. Mary M. Knight finished the season 5-13 overall....

  • MMK girls fall to Naselle in districts

    Feb 17, 2022

    The Owls girls basketball team saw its season wrap up on Monday, losing 62-8 in a District 4 1B girls basketball tournament game in Matlock. Mary M. Knight scored six points in the first quarter, but the Comets locked down on defense and allowed two points the rest of the game. The Owls ended the season 8-11....

  • Shelton boys swim team places second at districts

    Matt Baide|Feb 17, 2022

    The Shelton boys swim team finished second at the district swim meet Feb. 11 at Mark Morris High School in Longview. Shelton scored 207 points, just 12 points behind first-place Hockinson. Mark Morris finished third with 191 points. Shelton’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Abram Ordonez, Sean Morson, Charlie Morson and Wyatt Anthis won the district title. The same group also qualified for state in the 200-yard medley relay. Sean Morson qualified for the 200-yard individual medley and the...

  • Final flight

    Feb 17, 2022

    The Mary M. Knight High School girls basketball season ended Monday night in Matlock against Naselle in a 1B District IV quarterfinal game....

  • Inslee announces indoor mask mandate ends March 21

    Matt Baide|Feb 17, 2022

    Gov. Jay Inslee announced the indoor mask mandate will be lifted March 21 in schools and certain indoor spaces. According to the news conference, masks will no longer be required in schools, child care facilities, libraries, restaurants, bars, churches, gyms, recreation centers, indoor athletic facilities, grocery stores, businesses and retail establishments. Masks will still be required in health care and medical facilities, long-term care settings, correctional facilities and private...

  • North Mason fire starts Resource Access Program

    Staff report|Feb 17, 2022

    The North Mason Regional Fire Authority wants residents to know about a new program that might reduce the strain on the 911 system. According to fire district Executive Assistant Renee Wassenaar, data suggest 1% of the population generates about 20% of emergency medical calls and that "chronic" 911 use is often an indication of "a health or social vulnerability." "Frequent users typically suffer from combinations of chronic medical diseases, psychiatric disorders, drug and alcohol dependence,...

  • Port of Dewatto reviews storm damage, revisits online payments

    Kirk Boxleitner|Feb 17, 2022

    The Port of Dewatto began the year by reviewing its storm damage and revisiting online payments and reservations. As of the port commissioners’ Jan. 12 meeting, Campground Coordinator Joe Newman said he hadn’t been to the campground since the December snowstorm because the snow was piled high in front of the gates. He told commissioners he’d go there after the snow melted. Port Commissioner David Haugen had been there and discovered many branches and limbs had come down during the storm....

  • Larry Case

    Feb 17, 2022

    Larry Thomas Case, 78, a longtime resident of Agate, passed away on Sept. 23, 2021, in Shelton, WA after a brief but valiant battle with brain and lung cancer. He was born in Shelton on May 27, 1943, to Jack and Tommye Doris (Cook) Case, and spent his early years near the Hamma Hamma River. The family later moved to Oakridge, OR, where he graduated from Oakridge High School. He joined the Navy and later the Navy Reserve, serving as a radioman from 1963-1969 and seeing active duty in Viet Nam.... Full story

  • Mary and Sam visit friends, go to events

    Clydene Hostetler|Feb 17, 2022

    It’s a plain old busy week for Mary. She is a social butterfly. When I was a kid, my mother would sprinkle clothing that was to be ironed with water. You couldn’t wait too long because mold could start to grow on the clothing. Friday, Feb. 20, 1948...

  • Marion "Mernie" Mathews

    Feb 17, 2022

    Marion "Mernie" Mathews of Shelton, passed away on January 23rd, 2022 in her sleep at home, like she wanted, she was 95. Mernie was born to Clarence and Marie Locke on October 19th, 1926. She worked most her life, and retired from the Mason County Assessor's office. On June 3rd, 1974, she married the love of her life, David Mathews. They were married over 47 years. Mernie was proud of her heritage and being raised in Quinault, WA. She had extreme love for her family, and friends. She loved her... Full story

  • Homer L. Benson

    Feb 17, 2022

    Homer was born in Abington, Illinois, and peacefully passed at home in Shelton, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Jeffrey, his siblings Charlotte, Ed and Patti, and one month after his passing, his brother Bobby. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Angie of Shelton, his children; Charlene (Randy) of Texas, Matt (Bonnie) of Roy, WA, Luke of Tacoma, WA, Missy (John) of Milton, WA and Tex (Brittany) of Shelton, WA; eleven grandchildren and nine... Full story

  • Teryl Jeanne (Johnson) Payne

    Feb 17, 2022

    Teryl Jeanne (Johnson) Payne, 83, passed peacefully on February 6, 2022. She was born January 24, 1939, in Lead, South Dakota, to Dessa (Shaul) and Lawrence Johnson. In 1944 the family moved to Shelton, Washington. Teryl graduated in 1957 from Irene S. Reed High School where she was an honor student and active in student life. In 1960, Teryl married Paul D. Payne. They raised their two children, Larry and Melody, in Edmonds, Washington. Teryl and Paul owned and operated the Uneeda Pizza Company... Full story

  • Dick Reed

    Feb 17, 2022

    Dick Reed, 82, of Belfair, Washington, passed away at home on the 14th of January 2022. Dick was born on the 20th of December 1939, in Independence, Kansas. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1958 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Though his career took him away from his beloved northwest, he found his way home to what he called, “one of the two or three best spots on Hood Canal.” He lived life to the fullest through his love of dancing, watching westerns, reading... Full story

  • Death Notices

    Feb 17, 2022

    Jharrett Allen Adamski, 27, a resident of Shelton, passed away January 30, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. Eric Danton Paulson, 48, a resident of Shelton, passed away February 5, 2022, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Connie McFarlane Uribe, 49, a resident of Shelton, passed away February 6, 2022, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Kenneth E. Smith, 68, a resident of Shelton, passed... Full story